Human Services Profession: The Charity Organization Society

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The human services history has a rich history with number of key milestones, which played key role in promotion of human life (Waugh, 2005). However, one important historical event in the history of human services profession is the Charity Organization Societies (COS), which was the first organized effort in order to help the poor in the United States. The Charity Organization Societies was borne out of the ideas from the London Charity Organization Societies from the 1870s. The Charity Organization Societies were founded at a time when the US citizens were struggling with destitution caused by the long depression of the 1870s (Hansan, 2013). The long depression and industrial strife of this time caused great economic and social problems,

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